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Facebook Twitter Tiger, Shark and Me Sit Down for Tea by Emma Haddow ‘I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression since I was a teenager. There have been times when it has crippled me, and I was afraid of everything. I started to face my fears, my demons head on and I still do. It’s scary in the dark but what’s more scary to me is denying and suppressing what lurks beneath the surface. My mental health is good these days. My dark days are still here, but I no longer turn them away.’ Photograph: Emma Haddow/the Perspective Project Facebook Twitter Depersonalisation by Morgan Page ‘I drew this after I realised that I was experiencing episodes of depersonalisation. I had been experiencing them for a while, but never knew what it was. Once I found out it had a name, it all made sense. It feels like you’re detached from yourself. The head could eventually be reattached, and I could finally feel like myself again.’ Photograph: Morgan Page/the Perspective Project Photograph: Jayoon Choi/the Perspective Project Facebook Twitter Silent Shout by Eva Charkiewicz ‘My adventure with photography began after my father died. I did not talk to people and I stopped meeting with people. My depression almost killed me. All the negative emotions that were in me and still are , I show in my photos.’ Photograph: Eva Charkiewicz/the Perspective Project Facebook Twitter Mind Vomit ‘This represents the daily conversation within my mind. Anxious thoughts, depressive thoughts, sub-thoughts, thoughts about the thoughts, a constant critical commentary and a tornado of darkness, numbness and complete inner turmoil.’ Photograph: the Perspective Project Facebook Twitter Ghost Whisperer by Eva Charkiewicz ‘I want to show you my world – my photographs. I became interested in photography after being diagnosed with clinical depression. Photography helped me and still helps me with my emotions. mental health artwork ’ Photograph: Eva Charkiewicz/the Perspective Project News Opinion Sport Lifestyle Show More News World news UK news Coronavirus Climate crisis Environment Science Global development Football Tech Business Obituaries Opinion The Guardian view Columnists Cartoons Opinion videos Letters Sport Football Cricket Rugby union Tennis Cycling F1 Golf US sports Culture Books Music TV & radio Art & design Film Games Classical Stage Lifestyle Fashion Food Recipes Love & sex Health & fitness Home & garden Women Men Family Travel Money What term do you want to search? Search with google Make a contribution Subscribe International edition switch to the UK edition switch to the US edition switch to the Australia edition Search jobs Holidays Digital Archive Guardian Puzzles app Podcasts Pictures Newsletters Today's paper Inside the Guardian The Observer Guardian Weekly Crosswords Facebook Twitter Search jobs Holidays Digital Archive Guardian Puzzles app Mental health: behind the label Eight artworks inspired by mental health problems Photograph: the Perspective Project Eight artworks inspired by mental health problems Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email The Perspective Project hosts art, poetry and writing with the aim of ending stigma and providing an outlet for those with mental health problems. The 24-year-old founder, Mark Anscombe, is already sharing the work of over 30 artists from around the UK, US and Canada, all of whom have various mental health issues. The project accepts submissions in any form, and people can submit anonymously Facebook Twitter Your Pain Is My Pain by Paula Scotter ‘This represents dysfunction patterns in relationships. It is the expectation that if you put someone else’s needs before your own, somehow this will make you happy. You allow yourself to be badly treated and have few boundaries, then wonder why you feel so hurt and alone. It’s letting your feelings build up and up, until one day you realise and run away – away from the relationship and the ill treatment. The pattern repeats until you say no more and move forward into self-awareness, self-love and healing. Therapy was my route for this. Victim no more.’ Photograph: Paula Scotter/the Perspective Project
Wed 17 Jan 2018 10.03 GMT Last modified on Thu 22 Feb 2018 17.02 GMT Eight artworks inspired by mental health artwork mental health problems Healthcare Professionals Network The GuardianEight artworks inspired by mental health artwork mental health problems Healthcare Professionals Network The Guardian Facebook Twitter Who Cares by Janet Ford ‘From the #100DaysofBipolar project. This image depicts how it feels to be both depressed and manic. In both states you have a “who cares” mindset, yet both are completely different. When you are depressed you are unable to care about anything. Life has lost any sort of meaning. When you are manic you don’t care about anything either. But it’s more of being unable to think past the current moment. You don’t think or care about the future or it’s consequences.’ Photograph: ardmore ok mental health hospital